Posted by: scottishwriters | February 20, 2018

The Scottish Writer’s Centre Podcast Episode 3: Historical Fiction with Catherine Hokin

Come one, come all! It’s Episode 3 of the SWC Podcast, featuring words from the wonderful Catherine Hokin, whose first novel, Blood and Roses, was published in 2016. Catherine talks us through the process of writing historical fiction, from falling in love with historical figures to constructing a credible portrait of these characters. She stresses the importance of research, drafting, and being consistent with your own language. Enjoy!


Speaker: Catherine Hokin

You can find Catherine’s official site here, or follow her on Twitter.

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Thank you to the team at the SWC for their contribution and help with coordinating this podcast series.

This podcast was recorded and produced by Wheezy Whispers.

If you have any questions about future episodes or want to provide some feedback please email

The views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Scottish Writer’s Centre.


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